Welcome to ISU Library's Distance Learning Guide!
This guide will help you learn about the services and resources available to our distance learners.
For login information, see our Off-Campus Access info on this page!
Five things you need to know to successfully use the Library services and resources. Please note you need to use your ISU University ID number to access Library resources and services. (Can't find your University ID number? See our Off-Campus Access!)
1. ISU Library Homepage has many online resources and services available for you to use, regardless of where you’re located. Books and other materials can be sent to you through Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery services.
2. Learn! You've told us you want library instruction videos & more information on how to find articles. You'll find that here plus other learning materials throughout this Guide. Keep letting us know more topics you'd like us to cover!
3. Library Guides – can help you get started with research. The Guides also identify the subject expert librarian for your subject area, along with her or his contact information.
4. Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery – if you need library materials (books, articles, etc.), you can request these be sent to you via the online Request Form. You'll need your ISU Net-ID to login. You may receive some materials (such as scanned articles) within 24 hours!
Attention Distance Learning Grad Students! The ISU Graduate College hosted their Fall 2016 New Graduate Student Orientation program on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm CST. Couldn't attend in person? Watch & listen here!
Does your ISU Distance course use Blackboard? You can find us there too! Just look in the top left corner in Blackboard for the My Library link. You'll find useful library tools there, including Quick Search, Library Guides, Course Reserves, and Ask Us!